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Children Need to Focus on Self-Care, Too

By Daily Herald , 05/29/19, 12:00PM CDT

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Parents or guardians can be crucial examples for kids when it comes to practicing appropriate self-care.

Children nowadays are busier than ever. From homework, extracurricular activities to the hustle and bustle of daily life, it can be easy for them to feel anxious, stressed and worried.

Dr. Lisa Simons, attending physician, Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, explains how kids can participate in self-care so they can experience the mental and physical benefits of taking care of themselves. Self-care is considered any form of deliberate activity that someone engages in to preserve or promote wellness. An overarching goal is to help the individual improve their physical and emotional health.